I can't understand all the rave reviews. This was the most tedious audio I have ever purchased from Audible. The only reason I hung onto it was hoping that the ending would have some twist instead of the obvious ending that I figured out very early on. One of the most frustrating books I have experienced waiting for something unexpected to happen which never did. One of the most frustrating things was the way the author used numbered lists over and over to illustrate points-frustrating part was that the main character expressed an extreme aversion to anything with even numbers but over and over again these lists were 4, 6, 8 and so on in number and what made it more frustrating that the character counted out each list by saying 1 blah, blah blah, 2 blah, blah blah and so sometimes up to 12 or 14. This is the only book I have purchased in 5 years that I wish I could get a refund for. I'd give it zero if I could. Kept waiting for someone to ask the main character the most obvious question which no one ever did.
Having listened to the entire series, Odd seems like a very dear friend.
First time he entered the carnival grounds.
Talking to his old friend the sheriff.
The series was usually pretty good but other than the very first one-this was the best in the series.
James Lee Burke is truly a master of the written word but Will Patton really makes the story a audio work of art. This story in audio form is simply fantastic.
Can't get much better than Weldon.
Will is the best there is.
So many examples of real courage.
The only bad thing about this audio book is that it had to end but that ending was great.
One of the very best of any audible book I have listened to over the past 10 years. Starts fast and keeps up the terror throughout the entire book. Will Patton is the best narrator active today.
Can't really explain without it being a spoiler but it has to do with hamburger meat and "Mr. Mercedes'" mother.
There are too many to count.
This is so scary because it is completely possible. There simply is no way to tell you how good this book is and what a great job of narrating that Will Patton does.
Will Patton has made the Robicheauz novels my very favorites and this volume is my favorite of all of them. Burke once again gave me moments of out loud laughter as I listened to his descriptions of Crete's dialogue especially. As the doom of the ending played itself out I was preparing for the loss of one of my best friends ever but I must telll you that the ending left me more impressed with Burke than I have ever been. The decsriptive prose that Burke uses to describe characters and scenes in this novel were his very best. Some say that these characters are getting too old to hold the reader's interest but maybe because I am fast approaching my 60th birthday, I could not disagree more. this story was better than anything else I have listened to for a long time thanks to both the writing and the narration.
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